Fires of Industry/ Beaded Kit/ Original Version

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As soon as I saw this beauty by Abbey Phelps I knew I had to get it in for our Earth Faire knitters.

Fires of Industry is part of her Hiraeth Casgliad Collection. As she writes:

Pronounced: HEER-eyeth Cas-glee-ahd. Hiraeth is a Welsh word which has no direct English translation. It means a homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe never was; the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for the lost places of your past.

For those of who love the works of J.R.R Tolkien and other authors I think this word evokes the feelings we have when we are carried “home” by their words.

And Fires of Industry is particularly inspired by the words of Saruman in The Two Towers: "The world is changing…The old world will burn in the fires of industry. Forests will fall. A new order will rise."

I am amazed at how perfectly the colorway she chose works with this design -- a perfect evocation of fire. I rushed to get this exact colorway that Abbey used in her original shown here.

This one pattern can be used to make a scarf (needs 600 yards or two skeins), a shawl (900 yards) or a poncho (also 900 yards).

The kit that we offer on this page is for the scarf, as seen in these photos. It ends up as roughly 72 inches long by 7 inches deep.

Plus! There are optional beads as part of this glorious design!

We will be including roughly 400 of size 6/0 beads in your kit.

I love the way golden beads look with this yarn and that is what I'll be including. Though others might look great -- perhaps a grey like gunmetal iris, or a simple black or silver beads may look amazing. If you have a preference, then let me know. Otherwise, let me choose for you.

About the pattern: it is not automatically part of this kit:

If you would prefer getting the pattern as a PDF file in your Ravlery library, then go to Abbey's web page on Ravelry and get it there. Just make sure the drop-down menu below the top photo on this page is set to "No pattern needed".

If you would rather a printed pattern, then you also need to be sure to set the drop-down menu that way.

Similarly we can send it to you as an email; just know it does not happen automatically. Figure I'll send it on to you when I have your kit made up and ready to ship.

This is truly a beautiful piece! I am so delighted to be able to offer it.